Life is Beautiful #1

The Life is Beautiful stamp set is my favorite stamp set of the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog! The Banner Year stamp set is one of the most versatile. I used them together to make a wonderful card. For this card I used an Early Espresso card base cut to 5-1/5 X 8-1/2 and scored at 4-1/4. I cut two mast of Real Red card stock of 5-1/8 X 3-7/8. I also cut two Whisper White card stock pieces for the card front and liner to 5 X 3-3/4. I used scraps of Whisper white for the bird house and sentiment strip.

I began by stamping the card front with the tree trunk using Early Espresso ink. I added leaves with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie ink. I used Mossy Meadow ink to stamp the ground under the tree. I stamped the bird house in Real Red ink hanging from the tree and again on a scrap of paper. I “fussy cut” the bird house out. I added a pumpkin from the Banner Year stamp set using Pumpkin Pie and Mossy Meadow inks. I stamped the sentiment on a 1/2 wide piece of Whisper White card stock using Real Red ink.

I cut a 3/4 inch wide strip of Real Red card stock. I punched the sentiment strip and the mat using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and adhered them together. I cut them both to the desired length. I used dimensionals under the right end of the sentiment and adhesive under the left end. I also used a dimensional under the bird house. Adhere the finished card front to the Real Red mat.

For the inside of the card, I stamped leaves using Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie ink. I adhered the liner to the Real Red mat. I adhered this assembly to the inside of the card. I stamped the envelope with a pumpkin from the Banner Year stamp set.

Tips and Tricks: Using dimensionals under one end of a sentiment gives it an interesting look!

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